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The Bluest Eye

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Essay title: The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye is the story of Pecola Breedlove. She is eleven years old growing up in Lorain, Ohio during the 1930’s. The main characters in the story are three girls, Claudia and Frieda McTeer (sisters in a black family), and Pecola Breedlove, a poor girl who is staying with the McTeers because of abuse at her house. The Bluest Eye mainly is about the tragic life of Pecola Breedlove, who wants n to be loved by her family and her schoolmates and also the hardship of being black and poor . Pecola believes being a black girl makes her ugly and unloved. She believes if only she had blond hair and blue eyes would make her beautiful and loved by everyone.

When Pecola is left alone with her father, Cholly, she is raped by him and later ). Later in the book, after Pecola goes back home, she is raped again and gets pregnant.

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